Malaria Hyperendemicity and Risk for Artemisinin Resistance among ă Illegal Gold Miners, French Guiana

Abstract : To assess the prevalence of malaria among illegal gold miners in the ă French Guiana rainforest, we screened 205 miners during May-June 2014. ă Malaria prevalence was 48.3%; 48.5% of cases were asymptomatic. ă Patients reported self-medication with artemisinin-based combination ă therapy. Risk for emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance among ă gold miners in the rainforest is high.
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Mathieu Nacher, Sebastien Briolant, Vincent Pommier Santi, Félix Djossou, Nicolas Barthes, et al.. Malaria Hyperendemicity and Risk for Artemisinin Resistance among ă Illegal Gold Miners, French Guiana. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016, 22 (5), pp.903-906. ⟨10.3201/eid2205.151957⟩. ⟨hal-01467560⟩

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